The bones of children and adults share many similar risks when indicated by injuries. However, to date more and more younger individuals are participating in sport’s activities and/or organized sports, which makes them susceptible to a unique pediatric injury called a growth plate fracture.
Growth plate fractures Mexico are expanses of developing cartilage tissue near the ends of long bones. The growth plate adjusts and helps define the length and shape of a mature bone.
Bone growth occurs at each end of the bone around the growth plate. When a child fully matures, the growth plate stabilizes into a solid bone.
Growth plates are located between the wide part of the shaft of the bone (metaphysis) and the very end of the bone (epiphysis).
A child’s bone typically heals faster than adult bones so it is extremely important for an injury to be properly treated in a specific timeframe. Visiting an orthopedic specialist within 5 to 7 days of the injury is significant or the bone may heal in the wrong position.
Our team can provide the appropriate treatment options, and entirely assess the outcome of the injury at hand.
Pediatric Femur Fracture
The femur (thighbone) is the most prominent and toughest bone in the body. Even as tough as children seem to be, fractures during childhood are not uncommon. Bones can break when a child is involved in an injury that causes a sudden forceful impact.
With the proper care from our team of dedicated staff, it is our goal after a pediatric femur fracture to achieve proper realignment of the bone, promote rapid healing, and get your child back to normal activities as quickly as possible.
A thighbone fracture is a serious injury. It may be obvious that the thighbone is fractured because your child has severe pain, the thigh is noticeably swollen or deformed, your child is unable to stand or walk, and/or there is a limited range of motion of the hip or knee allowed by the child because of pain.
Take your child to the emergency room right away if you think he or she has a broken thighbone. The doctor will give your child pain relief medication and carefully examine the leg, including the hip and knee. A child with a thighbone fracture should always be evaluated for other serious injuries.
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